An example of remote access to home network resources with KeenDNS

With the help of Keenetic you can provide remote access to home network resources or its web interface via secure HTTPS web protocol from the Internet. This can be done through the KeenDNS service using the domain names of the 4th level, even if there is no public IP address.

First, you need to select the free domain name KeenDNS in the settings and configure the service. Detailed configuration is presented in the article 'KeenDNS service'.

This feature is also available for Keenetic operating modes.

Next, consider an example of remote access to the web interface of Download Station (running on the router on port 8090) and to the web interface of a QNAP network drive (running on port 8080) connected to your home network.

You can configure remote access to any web-enabled device in your home network (it can be a webcam, network drive, router, server, etc.).

1. To start with, it is necessary to register the devices to be remotely accessed in the router. More information can be found in the article 'Connected devices registration'.

2. On the 'Domain name' page, on the 'KeenDNS' tab, in the section 'Access to web applications running on your network', click 'Create'.

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3. The 'Access settings' page appears.

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In the 'Host' field, select the device registered in your home network on which the web application is running. You can select Keenetic itself to access the built-in services (e.g. the Download Station) or any other device registered in your home network.

In the 'Domain name' field, create and specify a domain name for this application. The name should be in the Latin alphabet.
In our example, the application uses the 3rd level domain name 'myrouter01.keenetic.link' and the 4th level domain name 'dls'. Thus, the Download Station application will be available by the domain name 'dls.myrouter01.keenetic.link'.

To access the application you should enable the 'Allow access' option.

In the 'TCP port' field, specify the port number on which the web application is running on your home network.

To access the web interface of the built-in Download Station client, the rule will have a form:

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To access QNAP network storage:

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General view of the rules:

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4. Once configured, home network devices will be available via the following 4th level domain names from the Internet:

dls.myrouter01.keenetic.link

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qnap.myrouter01.keenetic.link

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In this case, Keenetic has a private IP-address for Internet connection.

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NOTE: Important! If you have changed the pre-installed Keenetic management port from 80 to one of the following: 81, 280, 591, 777, 5080, 8080, 8090 or 65080, then access to home network resources via the 4th level domain will also be via the changed port. For example, for port 777:
dls.myrouter01.keenetic.link:777
qnap.myrouter01.keenetic.link:777

You can change the Keenetic web interface control port on the 'Users and access' page in the 'TCP port for managing the Keenetic' section in the 'HTTP port' field.

TIP: Tips:

For information about setting up remote access to the 3G/4G USB modem (CdcEthernet) or GPON router web interface, please refer to the manual 'Access to USB modem web interface via KeenDNS service'.

Examples of how to provide access to an IP camera from the Internet can be found in the article 'Internet access to an IP camera connected to Keenetic'.

'Access to the device via the HTTPS protocol through the KeenDNS service and the 4th level domain name'

'Enable authorization for the device with open web interface when using KeenDNS remote access'

 

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